Jen and I were interested in creating our own Dim Sum dinner at home since our excursion to a restaurant didn’t work out so well as was illustrated in last week’s video.¬†We’re both drawn to the idea of Dim Sum because we both love small plates and variety.

The history of Dim Sum is quite interesting. This cuisine and style of eating originates in the Canton region in ancient China. Travelers along the Silk Road would stop for refreshment at Tea houses and the proprietor would serve small plates, either sweet or savory, to accompany the tea and “touch the heart,” which is the translation for Dim Sum, of the weary travelers.

Over the centuries, this style of cuisine has evolved to include numerous dishes and migrated to countries all over the world.

In Peace-

Jan and Jen

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